Sadie Robertson knows what it’s like to be afraid, especially as a student. “I went through a season in my late teens when the fear became extreme, and that’s when I realized things had to change,” she shares in her new book, Live Fearless. After overcoming that mindset through immersion in God’s Word, Sadie now has a heart for empowering thousands of other young people to boldly live out their love for Jesus in the public square.
“Where there is the Word of God, there is no fear—because there is so much power in His Word and we can be confident in that,” says Sadie Robertson in an exclusive video message (see below) for the more than half a million students participating in Bring Your Bible to School Day in just a couple of weeks—on Thursday, Oct. 4
Students like 13-year-old Lettie easily identify with Sadie’s testimony of overcoming fear:
“I was kind of nervous at first cause I was like, what if people try to tell me I have to put it away or something?” shares Lettie, a 13-year-old student who organized a Bring Your Bible to School Day event at her school.
Despite her nervousness, Lettie stepped out in faith and was amazed by the results: On that day, several other students showed up with Bibles in their hands and others covered their lockers with posters and sticky notes displaying encouraging Bible verses and expressions of faith. After the event, the students started an after-school Bible club called “Christ’s Crew.” Following one of the club’s discussions, a student asked Lettie for more information about how to follow Jesus and “accepted Christ right then.”
“It was kind of a cool feeling that I was there to see that,” Lettie says.
Sadie filmed a special video message for other young people like Lettie—featured for the first time in this blog—discussing the courage it takes to live out your faith even when it feels countercultural.
In Live Fearless, Sadie also challenges young people to live out God’s Word, not just share it. She explains that “while God’s Word is always able to change our lives, shift our perspectives, and empower us to live in freedom and victory, it won’t happen just because we have a Bible on a shelf or even go to church and open the Bible to read along with the preacher.”
In order to experience life transformation, she says, we need to “read it, study it, think about it, choose to believe it is true, share it with others, and pray about it, asking God to use its truth to transform the way we think, speak, act and live. When we don’t understand what the Word means, that lack of understanding hinders our ability to activate it. When we do understand it, there’s no limit to the ways it can change our lives.”
Join the Movement and Be Counted!
Focus on the Family is excited to partner with Sadie, who is this year’s honorary chair for the Bring Your Bible to School Day event. Through her New York Times best-selling books and Live Original Tour, Sadie shares her heart for empowering this generation to walk boldly in the freedom of who they were created to be in Christ. Individuals who sign up to participate for the Bring Your Bible to School Day event will have a chance to win a trip for four to meet Sadie in person!
If your child or a student you know is interested in this nationwide movement, be sure to register today so they can not only be counted among the hundreds of thousands of young Christians making their voices heard on a national level—but also have a chance to win the trip!